Contrast enhanced breast MRI: Spatial displacement from prone to supine patients position. Preliminary results
European Journal of Radiology, 05/16/2012
Carbonaro LA et al. – These preliminary results show that preoperative breast MRI in prone position implies a median lesion displacement of about 3–6cm along the three orthogonal directions in comparison with supine MRI. Conversely, median lesion–to–skin and lesion–to–nipple displacements were less than 1cm, even though nipple displacements were similar to or larger than those of lesions. The lesion–to–nipple distance may be the most reliable measure to be used for second look breast US. Larger studies are warranted in order to define an optimized breast MRI protocol in the preoperative setting.